Currently living in the wild west end of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Vince has been in and out of the music scene for the last 11 years and 7 months or so. He plays a mixed plate of straight up country songs to toe tappin’ two chord bluesy numbers to fictional tales brushed with a touch of humour (depending on your sense of humour). Let’s call it “Mashed Roots and Groovy”…..salt ’n’ sour cream…..good for ya.
Recent tours have included a Home Routes run into northern Alberta performing as a duo with Winnipeg mainstay, Tom “Twisty” Fodey and three weeks as the solo opener for Last Ditch on the Left in Germany and the Netherlands.
Vince has recorded three albums to date…..the first being a one off solo effort called “Firstakes”…..a recording session he received as a gift from his brother. The second, “Almost Home” was done at Beverland Studios under the guidance of Jaxon Haldane and the third, simply titled “Vince Andrushko”, was recorded and produced by Jesse “Genius” Riemer. Both of the latter albums feature an extremely talented cast of some of Manitoba’s finest musicians. A songwriting highlight thus far has been to have had one of his compositions, “Sittin’ on the Fence”, a co-write with Jesse Riemer, recorded by Winnipeg blues icon and music mentor, Big Dave McLean. With a couple more albums worth of tunes simmerin’ in the pot, Vince is looking forward to hittin’ the record button very soon.
And now, most recently…..at this very minute (10:22 PM, Monday, January 9th, 2017……Happy belated Ukrainian Christmas by the way), Vince is trying to put together this little bio as though it was written by someone else in the hopes that the reader will find it impressive and somewhat professional, and therefore want to hear his music in their venue or home or car or what have you. Take care, and a lovely 2017 to ya.
"Vince Andrushko is my favorite male Winnipeg singer. He is a master of timeless imagery and a writer of the highest order. I could go on but it will just make him more uncomfortable." – Jaxon Haldane (The D-Rangers)
"Vince Andrushko is the lonesome unsung hero of the astonishing Winnipeg roots community. There's nobody better nor less well-known. A troubadour so true to his roots, he's one part Roger Miller and two parts prairie sky." – John Scoles (Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, Winnipeg)
"Vince Andrushko is one of the most talented people I have ever met. Timeless. He should be heard by everyone everywhere." - Romi Mayes
" An unpolished gem within Canadian roots music. Vince Andrushko's music needs no embellishment to sparkle and shine. Vince is the kind of songwriter we all strive to be, you feel something real in yourself when his music gets in you. There is no excess in the sincerity of grooving, heart breaking and joyfilled songs like Vince's." - Vanessa Kuzina
"Vince is one of those "under the radar" voices that's honest and original. He's got my support." - Scott Nolan